Moore Square Historic District

Roughly bounded by Person, Morgan, Wilmington, and Davie Sts., Raleigh, North Carolina


Barber-Towler Building (Commercial Building)

1. View from southwest, East Martin Street entrance and west party wall

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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The Barber-Towler Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings as a contributing structure within the Moore Square Historic District. The building was constructed at the turn of the 20th century (ca. 1908) in two phases and accommodated a variety of mercantile and storage tenants until 1973 when it began to experience long periods of vacancy, with intermittent and partial tenants. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NC-10)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1983
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Gothic; Victorian: Italianate
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Landscape Architecture; Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Religion; Agriculture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Park; Financial institution; Business
Current functions
Religious structure; Park; Business; Financial institution
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 83
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 22